hypothermia therapy

hy·po·ther·mi·a ther·a·py

(hīpō-thĕrmē-ă thāră-pē)
Cooling the patient's body below normal body temperature to prevent cerebral damage after cardiac arrest or trauma.
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KEYWORDS: Acute cerebral infarction, Intravenous thrombolysis, Mild hypothermia therapy.
She received hypothermia therapy following an incidence of neonatal asphyxia during the newborn period.
Lacroix et al., "Hypothermia therapy after traumatic brain injury in children," New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
Nielsen et al., "Safety, feasibility, and outcomes of induced hypothermia therapy following in-hospital cardiac arrest-evaluation of a large prospective registry," Critical Care Medicine, vol.
During this procedure, the body is cooled to 32–34[degrees]C.[sup][1] Hypothermia therapy has been validated in reliable randomized controlled clinical trials, and mild therapeutic hypothermia has been associated with neuroprotection in comatose patients after cardiac arrest.[sup][18] However, nervous system activities can be affected by hypothermia therapy, as well as by antishivering drugs, such as analgesics, sedatives, and muscle relaxants.
Effect of long-term mild hypothermia therapy in patients with severe traumatic brain injury: 1-year follow-up review of 87 cases.
He parlayed nine of those ideas into viable companies, aiming to improve minimally invasive procedures, intravenous catheters, hypothermia therapy, radiation protection, large vessel access/closure, and surgical incision closure.
They include selective administration of antenatal corticosteroids or magnesium sulfate, elective cesarean delivery, and neonatal hypothermia therapy. Broadspectrum antibiotics are routinely administered to women who have intra-amniotic infection, primarily to prevent the spread of infection beyond the uterus.
Hypothermia therapy has regularly been used in operating theatres to give surgeons extra time to complete complex operations.
-- Faster patient cooling and more precise temperature control features in the new generation of hypothermia devices may increase the use of hypothermia therapy in stroke and cardiac arrest, Michael A.
These studies and their favorable results have led to an endorsement of mild hypothermia therapy by the American Heart Association as well as to the development of a sophisticated system that is designed to perform the entire task simply and accurately.